he General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division Nigerian Army, Major General AE Abubakar, on Wednesday paid a visit to soldiers at the Jos University Teaching Hospital in Jos, Plateau State, who were wounded in action during the ongoing Operation Hakorin Damisa IV.
The Nigerian Army had in July 2023, launched a new military operation in Plateau state, code-named Operation Hakorin Damisa IV after a series of attacks by gunmen in different communities destroying properties and leaving over 300 dead.
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, who launched the new operation in Mangu Local Government Area of the state has stated that the aim was especially to end the series of attacks and killings in the LGA not excluding other parts of the state.
Captain Oya James, the Media Officer of the Special Task Force, who disclosed the visit of the GOC to the Jos University Teaching Hospital in a statement on Wednesday, informed that Commanders and Principal Staff Officers from 3 Division headquarters and Operation Safe Haven accompanied him on this visit.
The statement did not disclose the number of injured soldiers receiving treatment at JUTH however, it disclosed that during the visit, the GOC who is also the Commander, Operation Safe Haven, assured the wounded personnel of adequate medical treatment that would enable them to recover quickly from the injuries sustained.
“The nation was proud of their selfless service and continued sacrifices toward maintaining peace in the country.
“Lagbaja has directed that comprehensive medical care was imperative for the wounded heroes including further medical therapy overseas should the need arise. He reiterated that the welfare of troops was of utmost importance to the COAS while wishing them quick recovery,” the statement partly read.